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Our ‘Ow’t for Now’t ‘  event proved popular on 1st August with our Yorkshire visitors, as Discover Filey volunteers showed passing visitors trays of edible seaweed and shellfish that can be found locally. We must admit to a certain ‘tongue in cheek’ approach to our local seafood cuisine and our emphasis is always on conservation [...]

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Launching a Filey Coble Video

On March 17, 2012 By

The above Video shows a Filey Motor Coble, launching and retrieval in 2005. Since then the numbers of Coble’s have declined and there are now less than a handful. It is almost impossible to imagine Filey without its Cobles. Every year thousands of Visitors gather to watch them return with their catch. Hundreds of [...]

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Building a Coble

On February 18, 2012 By

These concept educational drawings by G. Briggs, show the four main  stages of building a small salmon coble. Construction techniques may vary but the drawings were taken from live observations as a build progressed.

First the keel known as a ‘ram” and stem is laid [...]

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Legend of the Filey Flither Girls

On February 16, 2012 By

The artists impression above by local artist G Briggs  shows a Filey ‘Flither’ Girl with two baskets of bait. On the right of the picture is a fishermen baiting up hooks on a ‘longline‘ which was used to catch cod and other fish. Longlines were laid across the best [...]

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Fishing in the Snow

On February 10, 2012 By

The above photograph shows a group of three fishermen gathered on coble landing, late in the last century. A crew of three was usual for Coble fishing and it is probable that they had just returned from a fishing trip or were setting out.  The settled period after snow would have offered good conditions for [...]

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